Huayna Capac

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Huayna Capac

(wī`nä kä`päk), d. 1525, Inca of Peru, last of the great emperors. The Inca empire reached its greatest extent and power under his rule, but disruptive forces were already at work. Their action was hastened by Huayna Capac's decision to divide the empire by leaving the recently conquered kingdom of Quito to his favorite son, AtahualpaAtahualpa
, d. 1533, favorite son of Huayna Capac, Inca of Peru. At his father's death (1525) he received the kingdom of Quito while his half-brother, the legitimate heir Huáscar, inherited the rest of the Inca empire.
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, and the rest to the legitimate heir, HuáscarHuáscar
, d. 1533, Inca of Peru; son of Huayna Capac. At his father's death (1525) he became emperor, but had to share the empire with his younger half-brother, Atahualpa.
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. War between the brothers had just ended when Francisco Pizarro began his conquest. Huayna Capac's third son, Manco CapacManco Capac,
d. 1544, last of the Inca rulers, son of Huayna Capac. After the deaths of Huáscar and Atahualpa, Manco Capac was crowned (1534) emperor by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro but was tolerated only as a puppet.
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 was the last Inca to succumb to the Spanish.